Young folkie Benjamin Francis Leftwich lived up to his Radio 1 induced hype with a meditative set at Bristol's Dot to Dot Festival.
With two well received EPs to his name the young troubadour proved his song-writing prowess in a less than busy, but appreciative, Anson Rooms. Dispatching with single ‘Pictures’ early in his set the man from York held the crowd in hushed reverence throughout his half hour slot.
Benjamin praised the Bristol crowd, saying it “was nice to be back” after his show at Thekla a couple of weeks ago.
New song ‘Goldmine’ was met with universal approval from the ever-growing crowd.
Having worked with Mumford and Sons producer Ian Grimble the lo-fi folk of Mr Leftwich seems set to be omniscient this summer.
Jude from Bath was smitten with Benjamin saying, “He was magical, there was an amazing atmosphere. I’m struggling to find words.”
Dot to Dot Bristol continues this evening (28 May) with performances from Hurts and We Are Scientists still to come.